Capital One Data Breach Settlement: Who Is Eligible for a Payment and How Much Could They Get?

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If you’re a Capital One customer, you may be eligible for a payout stemming from , which exposed the personal information of more than 100 million people.

A lawsuit was originally filed in 2019 after Capital One announced a hacker had broken into its cloud-computing systems, which were hosted on Amazon Web Services.

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The plaintiffs claim the breach wouldn’t have happened if Capital One had taken adequate cybersecurity measures and that its negligence put millions of customers at risk for fraud and identity theft.

In court filings, they allege Capital One “knew of the particular security vulnerabilities that permitted the data breach, but still failed to protect [customers.]”  

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Capital One didn’t admit to any wrongdoing but  a $190 million class action settlement in December 2021, “in the interest of avoiding the time, expense and uncertainty of continued litigation.”

the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia granted preliminary approval for the deal. 

At that time, prospective class members had until Aug.

22 to file a claim. The deadline has now been extended into September.

Neither Capitol One nor BBC World News Today Amazon immediately responded to a request for comment.

Here’s what you need to know about the Capital One data breach settlement, including how to find out if you’re eligible for a payout, how much money you could receive and the deadline for filing a claim.

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